Welcome to the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting website.

The “SOS: Support Public Broadcasting” Coalition is a membership-based coalition representing unions, NGOs, CBOs, community media, independent film and TV production sector organisations; academics, freedom of expression activists and concerned individuals.

The vision of the SOS Coalition is to create a public broadcasting system dedicated to the broadcasting of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated public programming committed to deepening South Africa’s Constitution.

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Latest items

SOS Calls for the Immediate Investigation of the SABC Chair’s Qualifications

Date submitted: 17 July 2014
SOS Calls for the Immediate Investigation of the SABC Chair’s Qualifications

The Coalition calls on Parliament to immediately investigate these allegations. Further, Coalition members believe that if these allegations are ...Read more

Appointment of SABC COO

Date submitted: 9 July 2014
Appointment of SABC COO

The SOS Coalition notes with alarm the Minister of Communications’ announcement of the appointment of Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the COO of the ...Read more

SOS Coalition Backs COSATU’s Call to Rescue the SABC from its Sorry State

Date submitted: 24 June 2014
SOS Coalition Backs COSATU’s Call to Rescue the SABC from its Sorry State

The SOS Coalition welcomes today’s open letter to the SABC Board by the General Secretary of Cosatu, Zwelinzima Vavi.  In his letter, comrade ...Read more

Ministerial Instability and ICT Fragmentation Offer South Africa No Good Story to Tell

Date submitted: 26 May 2014
Ministerial Instability and ICT Fragmentation Offer South Africa No Good Story to Tell

Regrettably, instead of ensuring stability in a Ministry that has been beset by scandal and the turbulence caused by five Ministers in five ...Read more

Open letter to SABC Chair on the National Key Points Act

Date submitted: 13 April 2014

There is nothing in the draconian National Key Points Act that would prevent SABC staff from informing the public of evidence of political ...Read more